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The Lack of Effect of Influenza Vaccination on the Elderly

The Annals of Internal Medicine recently published online a study of the effectiveness of influenza vaccination on the likelihood of subjects 65 and older being hospitalized or dying. The study’s objective was: “To determine the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine in reducing hospitalizations and mortality among elderly persons by using an observational research design that…


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Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccination, and Autism

The title of this post is the same as that of a paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine this month. I’ve added a comma before and in the interest of stylistic nicety.  Twenty years ago a fraudulent paper was published in the Lancet which purported to link the MMR vaccine with autism. There…


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Vaccinating Boys for HPV

As almost everyone more sentient than a pillow must now know, a federal advisory panel recommended that all boys be vaccinated against human papilloma virus. Thus the government recommends that, over time, the entire US population be immunized against this threat. I’ll have a detailed presentation up about this and a related topic before long. But for now consider…


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